JR Taylor Work Slows As Permission Is Sought To Expand Scope Of Project

The conversion of the former JR Taylor’s building in St. Anne’s by Corbenyah Properties into a spa has begun – but work has slowed as the firm seeks permission to expand the scope of the project.

Corbenyah already had permission to convert the former JR Taylor department store into a spa with a four-bedroom boutique hotel and, having recently acquired St Annes’ former HSBC bank next door, wants to incorporate that building into its leisure scheme.  JR Taylor closed its doors in January 2015 and has been empty since.

Fylde Council’s planning committee will meet on Tuesday 26th April to discuss proposals to expand the spa and use the HSBC building as its main entrance.  In addition, the developer wants to swap out the previously consented four hotel suites in favour of a VIP bar.

Designed by Blackpool-based WBD Architectural Consultants, the revamp of the 20,000 sq ft department store also features plans for a rooftop bar and a restaurant.

Central to the redevelopment project is glazing work including the addition of glass cladding to the corner bay and glazed balconies, along with the replacement of ground floor glazing. Canopy alterations and timber treatments are also included.

Also at this week’s planning committee meeting, Fylde is expected to approve Rowland Homes’ plans for 52 houses off Wildings Lane in Lytham St Anne’s.

The full agenda for the planning meeting may be found here:


One Response

  1. I think it’s great. At the moment the building is an huge eyesore right in the centre of St.Annes.
    These new plans & building will encourage more businesses to invest in our lovely town.
    Win, win.

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